SCHOOL OF BIBLE AND THEOLOGY

Biblical Studies
New Testament

BSN500    Introduction to the New Testament      3 hours
An introductory study of the Canon and text of the New Testament along with an understanding of the composition, themes, authorship, date, and design of each book. Special attention is given to the chronology, social, political, and other background information of the New Testament.

BSN501    New Testament Studies    3 hours
A survey of the background and messages of the New Testament books. Focus is placed on the spread of the gospel and its mandate for us today. Exposition of the major doctrines of salvation and the church are presented.

BSN516    Gospel of John    3 hours
A study of the work of the Apostle John as he wrote to the world.  John’s reasons for writing, his use of “signs,” and his use of existing ideas and cultural settings are considered. The contribution of John’s theology to the corpus of Christian thought is carefully studied.

BSN518    Acts     3 hours
A study of the formation of the early church and the spread of its message.  Special attention is given to the advance of the Gospel in the face of opposition from Israel.

BSN522     First Corinthians      3 hours
A New Testament book study with emphasis on exegesis. This study will draw on the common New Testament study tools.

BSN545     Hebrews     3 hours
An intensive study of the book, examining its appeal to Jewish readers and discussing its part in New Testament Christology as well as its timeless relevance to all believers.

BSN548     Revelation    3 hours
A study of the content and arguments of Revelation with special emphasis on its eschatological nature.

BSN570     Bible Geography    3 hours
A study of Bible lands designed to acquaint the expositor with the places and geographical features referenced in Scripture. Students may choose to fulfill the course requirements with study in Israel approved by the University.

BSN591    Gospel of  Matthew    3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book based on the English text. Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN594    Ephesians     3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book based on the English text. Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN595    I, II Thessalonians     3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book based on the English text. Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN596     James     3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book based on the English text. Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN597    I, II Peter     3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book based on the English text. Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN598     I, II, III John    3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book based on the English text. Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN601    New Testament Word Studies      3 hours
A study that introduces the student to the process of correctly translating and interpreting Greek words, using language tools to study the NT in the original language.

BSN621    Exegesis of Romans     3 hours
A study of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans utilizing the exegetical skills necessary to conduct a valid analysis. This course endeavors to perfect the skills of New Testament exegesis through translations, parsings, and interpretations of the Greek text of Romans.

BSN626   Exegesis of Philippians     3 hours
A study of Philippians, utilizing the exegetical skills necessary to conduct a valid analysis.

BSN627   Exegesis of Colossians     3 hours
A study of Colossians, utilizing the exegetical skills necessary to conduct a valid analysis.

BSN630   Exegesis of I and II Timothy     3 hours
A study of I and II Timothy, utilizing the exegetical skills necessary to conduct a valid analysis.

BSN655   Special Studies in New Testament      3 hours
A study of selected topics in New Testament. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

BSN656    Special Studies in New Testament      3 hours
A study of selected topics in New Testament. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

BSN690 (A-Z)   Selected New Testament Book Studies     3 hours
A selected study of a New Testament book that emphasizes Greek exegesis.  Specific book studies vary from year to year.

BSN731   Greek Exegetical Themes Synthesis     3 hours
A study of the Greek text centered on selected topics from the language, grammar, syntax, semantics, and discourse structure of the Greek New Testament. The use of a variety of tools for textual, historical, and current research are included. (Prerequisite BLG711) 

BSN735    Exegetical Studies in Gospel Narratives     3 hours
A study of the Gospels from historical and contemporary perspectives. The course includes the examination of the text, with selected critical, exegetical, and grammatical considerations. Exegesis of selected themes is included. The theology of the Gospels and theological themes are outlined. (Prerequisite BLG711) 

BSN747    Exegetical Studies in Johannine Literature      3 hours
An exegetical study of portions of John’s writings to understand their meaning and content. The course is designed to observe Johannine literature in order to understand its contribution to New Testament literature and the theology of John. (Prerequisite BLG711)

BSN749   Exegetical Studies in Pauline Literature      3 hours
A survey of Pauline literature which also focuses on the exegetical study of selected portions and an in-depth study of a major portion. Critical issues, an outline of the theology of Paul, and the reading of related historical literature are included. (Prerequisite BLG711)

BSN751   Exegetical Studies in Non-Pauline Literature      3 hours
A comparative study of Non-Pauline literature, including a selected study in the General Epistles and the book of Hebrews. The text is examined exegetically, historically, critically and theologically. (Prerequisite BLG711)

BSN755   Special Studies in New Testament      3 hours
A study of selected topics in New Testament. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

BSN756    Special Studies in New Testament      3 hours
A study of selected topics in New Testament. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

BSN803   Seminar in the New Testament Canon     3 hours
A study of the development of the New Testament Canon. Special attention is given to the principles which led to its formation, the major historical figures involved in the development of the Canon, and modern views of the Canon.

BSN805   New Testament Textual Criticism     3 hours
A study of advanced issues in theory and practice of textual criticism with the goal of developing confidence in textual judgments. The course includes a careful review of early manuscripts and a study of older as well as contemporary editions of the New Testament translations. (Prerequisite BLG711) 

BSN855   New Testament Problems of Interpretation     3 hours
A detailed study of selected problem passages, a single book, or a group of books in the New Testament. An analytical study using a Biblical hermeneutic will create an exercise in the use of literal interpretation. The goal is to create confidence in the student’s ability to solve problems in the text using proper methods, guidelines and techniques.

BSN856   Special Studies in New Testament      3 hours
A study of selected topics in New Testament. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.